x

Like our Facebook Page

   
Early Times Newspaper Jammu, Leading Newspaper Jammu
 
Breaking News :   Governor greets people on Janamashtami | Advisor Ganai meets Governor | From Defence to Kashmir, France backs India as PM Modi meets Macron | Indian Army retaliates as heavy shelling continues from Pakistan in Sunderbani sector | J&K's Reorganisation leave Pakistan guessing | Police identifying vandalizers through CCTVs | DPS Nagbani organizes Fancy Dress Competition | Close door meeting between an SHO and kingpin of willow- cleft/polythene smuggling business, raises eyebrows | No clarity on release of political leaders in J-K | Sainik School Nagrota begins Golden Jubilee Celebrations | Pak bringing over 100 terrorists from Afghanistan for Kashmir: Sources | Successive regimes ignored Jammu, says Munish | GDC Kathua organizes career counseling programme | Shiksha Niketan organizes Self Intro Competition | Will distribute my salary among needy' | TADA Court issues fresh production warrants of Yaseen Malik | YCET inaugurates internet of things lab | Senior IAS officer Ajay Bhalla appointed Home Secretary | Something grave happening in J&K and govt is trying to hide it: Ghulam Nabi Azad | GDC RS Pura organizes plantation drive | KCSC wins match by 6 wickets | DC Jammu reviews progress on languishing projects | Abrogation of Article 370: Businessmen ready to sacrifice self interests for nation | Div Com Jammu reviews progress on land acquisition | Advisor Kumar reviews health facilities, law & order in Kishtwar | With internet off in Valley youth addicted to mobile, return to offline games like 'ludo' | IGP Jammu reviews security scenario on eve of Janamashtami | Students throng schools after restrictions are lifted | Miran Sahib Police trace 'kidnapped' girl | Eminent Kashmiri Pandits hail revocation of Article 370 | 700 eminent Kashmiri Pandits support Centre's decision on Article 370: Panun Kashmir | Life-Imprisonment to four in murder case | Restrictions eased in most Kashmir areas, says Govt as Mobile, Internet services remain suspended | Pakistan violates ceasefire in Sunderbani sector, Indian Army retaliates | STDs extracting huge amounts for few minutes of calls | VBCE opens seminar hall in its premises | J&K bags 3 silver, 2 bronze in junior national pencak silar C'ship | Sustainable Development and Disaster Management | INC - SOS button pressed into service | Dy Mayor inspects Kanji House, takes stock of problems | Sat tours Ward 31, listens, solves people's grievances | World leaders says Kashmir is a bilateral issue | PDP MP urges Govt to release all political prisoners | KVIC organizes PMEGP awareness camp | Denudation of Forest playing havoc with environment: Ashok Sharma | PCSD Samba celebrates Birth Anniversary of Rajiv Gandhi | Farmers' awareness camps organized | Parthenium Awareness Week concludes at SKUAST-Jammu | SDS to organize grand shobha Yatra on Janamashtami | Muskan Foundation begins tailoring, cutting training | Advisor Sharma reviews status of NRDWP, ongoing PHE schemes | Traders body wants dedicated corridor to transport apples from Kashmir to Jammu | JCCI questions hike in road tax on all vehicles | Div Com reviews modalities for operationalization of Fruit Mandis | ABKM demands for implementation of Article 371, 372 | BJP criticizes Ghulam Nabi Azad | Navin reviews preparedness for tourism promotional campaign | KPC hails abrogation of Article 370 | Students of JNVS B'la asked to resume class work | 30 more prisoners shifted to Agra | 40 JKSC (Judicial) candidates recommended for medical examination | Return Form GSTR-B to be furnished electronically by September 20 | To defame classmate, girl sends vulgar messages via fake Facebook profile; arrested | AFCAT exam scheduled on Aug 24 at Srinagar center postponed: IAF | AIBCU hails revocation of Article 370 | Kathua admin hosts capacity building program for Sarpanchs | BJP is living example of "Democracy" says BJP's SC Morcha president | Interstate gang of vehicle lifters busted, 4 arrested; 5 stolen vehicles recovered | Samba admin to focus on promotion of Bamboo cultivation, craft | J&K division encourages demand for small states | ABVP demands systematic approach for timely declaration of results by JU | 8 persons arrested’ intoxicative capsules, heroin recovered | Ramban admin establishes Phone booths for public | Residents of village Kundra demand upgradation of schools | Back Issues  
 
news details
Critical ambulance stripped off vital equipment by GMC&H
Converted into an ordinary van
12/5/2018 10:45:29 PM
Nitesh Sangral
Early Times Report
JAMMU, Dec 5: In a `shameful' development, a critical care ambulance was stripped off its vital equipment and converted into an ordinary van by the GMC&H authoprities. The vital equipment was shifted to a department of GMC.
Pertinently, in absence of the facility, many critically injured persons have lost their lives during the past several years but who cares?
According to sources, a Critical Care Ambulance was purchased in the year of 2008 to cater to the needs of the patients and the cost of the said ambulance was more than Rs 20 lakhs then. The CCA was parked unused within premises of the Chest and Diseases Hospital Jammu for many years because there were no drivers and other technical staff to operate it. Later, the same was also shifted to Super Specialty Hospital Jammu from Chest and Diseases Hospital for its use.
"But unfortunately, the ambulance had gathered dust in the SSH Jammu for many years. Later on it was sent to GMC Jammu where then concerned officials made it a normal ambulance by picking out equipment from the vehicle."
Sources alleged that this step was taken to give benefits to other private Critical Care owners to run the show. The equipments including ventilator of the said ambulance were shifted to the Anesthesia Department of GMC Jammu and the equipment remained unused for the last many years.
The matter has come to light when the firm asked about the payment of the ambulance, which was handed over to the officials of the GMC Jammu. As per reports, the firm has demanded its amount (Rs 25 Lakhs) from the concerned authority but the amount has not been released by the authority so far.
It is shocking that since the inception of GMC Jammu has been running without 'Critical Care Ambulance, which could have saved lives of many injured patients, particularly accident victims while being shifted to the hospital in the state as well as outside the state.
Head of Department, Anesthesia Department Dr. Smriti Gulati said that the equipment has not been used by them
  Share This News with Your Friends on Social Network  
  Comment on this Story  
 
 
 
Early Times Android App
STOCK UPDATE
  
BSE Sensex
NSE Nifty
 
CRICKET UPDATE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
Home About Us Top Stories Local News National News Sports News Opinion Editorial ET Cetra Advertise with Us ET E-paper
 
 
J&K RELATED WEBSITES
J&K Govt. Official website
Jammu Kashmir Tourism
JKTDC
Mata Vaishnodevi Shrine Board
Shri Amarnath Ji Shrine Board
Shri Shiv Khori Shrine Board
UTILITY
Train Enquiry
IRCTC
Matavaishnodevi
BSNL
Jammu Kashmir Bank
State Bank of India
PUBLIC INTEREST
Passport Department
Income Tax Department
JK CAMPA
JK GAD
IT Education
Web Site Design Services
EDUCATION
Jammu University
Jammu University Results
JKBOSE
Kashmir University
IGNOU Jammu Center
SMVDU